13 Jun 2023

Camilla Hoitenga plays Aile du songe

From Three to Seven, 4:00 pm on 13 June 2023
Flutist Camilla Hoitenga

Camilla Hoitenga Photo: copyright Maarit Kytöharju

American flute player Camilla Hoitenga is in Tāmaki Makaurau as a short notice replacement for Auckland Philharmonia soloist Ana de las Vega.

Camilla will be playing 'Aile du songe', a concerto by her friend, the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, who died earlier this month.

Bryan Crump spoke with Camilla about their friendship, and being part of the German avant-garde music scene in the heyday of Karlheinz Stockhausen – it turns out playing Stockhausen when busking was quite lucrative.


Simple Gifts
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Camilla Hoitenga (flute), Elena Schwarz (conductor)
7.30pm, Thursday 15 June, Auckland Town Hall

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Kaija Saariaho: Aile du Songe
Aaron Copland: Quiet City
Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose (complete ballet)


Saariaho, Kaija: Noanoa for flute and electronics, excerpt – Camilla Hoitenga (flute) (Naïve MO 782 087)